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Criminal Law

The Criminal Law Barristers at Kenworthy’s Chambers have extensive experience in crime cases including assault, domestic assault, domestic violence, DUI, fraud, murder, drug conspiracy and more.

Kenworthy’s Chambers received top ranking for crime sets on the Northern Circuit from Chambers and Partners.

Kenworthy’s prosecute and defend cases on both a private and legal aid basis in the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts.

Kenworthy’s Criminal Law Barristers can represent corporate and individual clients, prosecuting authorities such as The Crown Prosecution Service, defence solicitors, regulatory bodies, and more at any stage of a criminal case from pre-charge to trial and appeal.

Members of the Crime Team have experience dealing with adults classed as vulnerable due to age, mental illness, or social exclusion.

Our Barristers

Kenworthy’s Criminal Law Barristers

Year of Call | 1971

Ben Nolan is on the approved Serious Fraud Office Panel of Queen’s Counsel. During his 20 years in Silk, Ben has prosecuted and defended numerous high-profile criminal cases, including food safety scandals and over 100 murder cases.

Year of Call | 1977

Barry Grennan is Head of Chambers and a highly respected criminal advocate who attracts plaudits for his work ethic and jury advocacy skills. He specialises as a criminal defence advocate and is often instructed in serious and complex criminal cases.

Year of Call | 1982

Patrick Cassidy is a highly capable criminal defence advocate with a broad practice encompassing the full spectrum of serious general and financial crime. He has experience of the most complex and challenging cases including sexual offences, child abuse and gang crime.

Year of Call | 1976

Roger Brown has vast experience in crime at all levels of seriousness. His practice is in business crime and regulatory law, criminal fraud and proceeds of crime, drug offences and conspiracy, taxi licensing, violent crime, rape, and sexual offences.

Year of Call | 1977

John Marsh practices exclusively in criminal cases such as murder, violence, firearms and other offensive weapons, prison riots, prison discipline, drugs, conspiracy, fraud, proceeds of crime, dishonesty, rape, and sexual offences.

Year of Call | 1981

Bill Donnelly has 25 years’ experience prosecuting serious crime, including large-scale drug supply and conspiracy cases, fraud, and proceeds of crime. He now brings his experience to bear for defendants too.

Year of Call | 2015

John Richards has over a decade of experience practicing in Criminal Law. His practice now involves defending and prosecuting in courts across the country, giving him an important perspective in knowing how to approach a case from both a defence and prosecution perspective.

Year of Call | 1989

Patrick Williamson has considerable experience in cases involving fraud, sexual offences, murder and manslaughter, drug offences and violent crimes. He offers prompt responses to requests for advice and provides the best possible service for clients.

Year of Call | 1997

Year of Call | 1999

David Morton is regularly instructed in cases involving serious violence, murder, organised gang activity, large-scale public disorder, drugs cases, rape and serious sexual offences, fraud, arson, and offences of dishonesty.

Year of Call | 1999

Waheed has the skills and experience to deal with witnesses sensitively without compromising on his approach and instructions. Legal 500 agrees, saying Waheed Baber is “very good with clients and thoroughly knowledgeable of the law.”

Year of Call | 2000

According to Legal 500, “Sara Haque is the go-to barrister for clients with mental health issues remanded on criminal cases, she is excellent with the clients, able to relate to them and understand them.”

Year of Call | 2000

Sally Penni specialises in regulatory and business crime, working on fraud cases, data protection law, and artificial intelligence law governing robotics and autonomous cars. She also has a wealth of experience with cases involving young offenders and mental health issues.

Year of Call | 2000

Legal 500 says: “Denise Fitzpatrick is bright, intelligent and thorough with a keen eye for detail. She is my first point of call on most cases and is able to pick up anything at short notice and run with it. She is excellent on her feet and commands respect of the court.”

Year of Call | 2001

Sarah Johnson regularly acts on behalf of both defence and prosecution in trials and criminal appeals. She is a ‘Category 1 Prosecutor’ for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and will also accept appropriate cases directly from the general public.

Year of Call | 2002

Chudi Grant’s specialist area of practice is crime. He is a Category 3 Prosecutor for the CPS and is also instructed by the Department for Work and Pensions. Legal 500 says “Chudi is the go-to man, a straight-talker who gels with clients by instilling confidence in them.”

Year of Call | 2008

Brett Wilson’s criminal practice has included rape, attempted murder, theft, and white-collar crime. His commercial and civil background well equips him for dealing with confiscation matters. He also accepts appropriate cases from members of the public.

Year of Call | 2010

Stephen Tettey draws upon his expertise in Immigration and Employment Law in representing defendants in serious criminal cases in the Crown Courts. He has represented individuals and companies facing allegations of serious criminal and professional misconduct.

Year of Call | 1999

Jonathan Turner specialises in Criminal Law and has experience handling cases of alleged fraud, domestic violence, assault, domestic assault, and murder. He has had press coverage in The Sun, Manchester Evening News, Birmingham Mail, Yorkshire Post, Lancashire Telegraph and more.

Many of our Criminal Barristers accept Public Access work including Barry Grennan, Patrick Cassidy, Roger Brown, William Donnelly, Sara Haque, Sally Penni, Denise Fitzpatrick, Sarah Johnson, Brett Wilson, Stephen Tettey, and John Richards.

Our Expertise

Areas of Criminal Law that Kenworthy’s Barristers cover includes:

  • Anti-Social Behaviour and Banning Orders
  • Assault
  • Boiler Room Fraud
  • Bribery and Corporate Corruption
  • Burglary
  • Business Crime and Regulatory Law
  • Child Abuse and Child Destruction
  • Criminal Fraud and Proceeds of Crime
  • Commercial Fraud
  • Conspiracy to Supply
  • Corporate and Investment Fraud
  • Cyber Crime
  • Dishonesty Offences
  • Domestic Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Trafficking
  • DUI – Driving Under the Influence
  • Financial Conduct Authority Offences
  • Firearms and Other Offensive Weapons
  • Fraud (mortgages, cars, business)
  • Food Safety
  • Gangland and Violent Crime
  • Health and safety
  • Historic Abuse
  • Human Trafficking
  • Insider Dealing
  • Insurance Fraud
  • International Crime
  • Mental Health Crime
  • Money Laundering
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Organised Crime
  • Payment Diversion Fraud
  • Pension Fraud
  • Pharmaceutical Fraud
  • Police Misconduct
  • Ponzi Schemes
  • Possession
  • Possession with Intent
  • Price Fixing
  • Prison Law
  • Property Fraud
  • Public Disorder Offences
  • Rape
  • Revenue Fraud
  • Road Traffic Offences
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Offences
  • Tax Fraud
  • Taxi Licensing
  • Telecommunications Fraud
  • Terrorism
  • Theft
  • VAT Fraud
  • Violent Offences
  • Vulnerable Client Crime
  • White Collar and Organised Crime
  • Workplace Incidents

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Contact Us

If you have a criminal case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Criminal Clerk Paul Mander on 0161 832 4036, email, or fill out our contact form.